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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 238

Pedestrians travelling along a road (except in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy)

238 Pedestrians travelling along a road (except in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy)

(1) A pedestrian must not travel along a road if there is a footpath or nature strip adjacent to the road, unless it is impracticable to travel on the footpath or nature strip.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Footpath" and
"nature strip" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) A pedestrian travelling along a road:
(a) must keep as far to the left or right side of the road as is practicable, and
(ab) must, when moving forward, face approaching traffic that is moving in the direction opposite to which the pedestrian is travelling, unless it is impracticable to do so, and
(b) must not travel on the road alongside more than 1 other pedestrian or vehicle travelling on the road in the same direction as the pedestrian, unless the pedestrian is overtaking other pedestrians.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2A) This rule does not apply to a pedestrian in a shared zone.
Note :
"Shared zone" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) In this rule:

"pedestrian" does not include a person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy.

"road" does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note 1 :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13,
"shoulder" is defined in rule 12, and
"wheeled recreational device" and
"wheeled toy" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Persons travelling on roads in or on wheeled recreational devices or wheeled toys are dealt with in rule 241.



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